Training taking place to develop disability-friendly information technology

2022-01-12 14:03:01

Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. A training on ‘Making websites and applications more accessible to people with disabilities’ is taking place on January 10-12.

In Mongolia, there are more than 108 thousand people with disabilities, and the training stressed the importance of web developers in helping people with disabilities to get skills to use technology in the online environment and make other technologies support the technologies they use. 

The Ministry of Digital Development and Communications and the UNDP Accelerator Lab are co-organizing this training for web developers. Web developers from ‘E-Mongolia’ project unit, National Data Center, National Police Agency, General Authority for Development of Persons with Disabilities, information technology center of custom, taxation and finance as well as Trade and Development Bank are attending the training. As a result of the training, web developers are expected to be skilled to optimize their websites and mobile applications for people with disabilities in accordance with WCAG 2.0 standard.